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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Nov 8, 2011 10:09am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Catch of the Day (and Asians on a Pin)

It's not exactly that it's wasting time, or worthless, more that it's a task beyond the ability of mere mortals and so ultimately doomed to failure.

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Nov 8, 2011 11:07am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Catch of the Day (and Asians on a Pin)

"Wasting time contemplating something worthless"

Hey, when did my wife start posting here?

And, just 'cause I can, to elaborate on your fine summation (thanks to our friends at wikipedia:

The question, "How many angels can dance on the head of a pin?" has been used many times as a trite dismissal of medieval angelology in particular, and of scholasticism in general. The phrase has been used also to criticize figures such as Duns Scotus and Thomas Aquinas.[1] Another variety of the question is: "How many angels can sit on the head of a pin?" In modern usage, this question also serves as a metaphor for wasting time debating topics of no practical value.[2][3]

Anytime you can throw in a Thomas Aquinas reference here, you just gotta do it.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Nov 8, 2011 11:35am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Cactus of the Day...

You got that right; anyone that recognized so early on that "extinction happens, deal with it", and that if you stick to your guns, you can be condemned, rectified, and finally deified, well, you've seen how that's worked out for me hereabouts...

Right?

"Saint William Tell"; hmmm, abit too much redundancy methinks.

For a change of subject, contemplate this 9 ft tall barrel cactus while considering his teachings...

Attachment: 9ftBarCactus.jpg

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Nov 8, 2011 12:37pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Cactile dysfunction????

What's with the blue strap holding the cactus up?

Maybe I don't really want to know............

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Poster: William Tell Date: Nov 8, 2011 1:58pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Cactile dysfunction????

Scale, my good man; scale. A 50" rod for comparative purposes.

At least everyone I say that to has believed me to date; not sure with this crowd.

There--so much to work with, SDH won't have to try too hard.

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Nov 8, 2011 12:46pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Cactile dysfunction????

"Hey, looks like WT's cactus has a strap-on"

Someone had to say it.

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Nov 8, 2011 11:50am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Cactus of the Day...

Hey, enough with the phallic overtones. This is a family program.


Seriously though, about 10 years ago we had a 15 foot cactus that was in front of our house blow over in a monsoon storm and take out our neighbors car. Insurance company thought that was hilarious. What really sucked though was that do know how much those things are worth? We were getting ready to sell it to a landscaping company for four figures just before it blew over.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Nov 8, 2011 12:00pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Cactus of the Day...

How did I KNOW you'd catch that?

Divinity has its price.

Oh, yeah, $100 a foot, minimum.

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Poster: wisconsindead Date: Nov 8, 2011 11:07am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Catch of the Day (and Asians on a Pin)

thanks for drawing us nearer the truth.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Nov 8, 2011 11:30am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Catch of the Day (and Asians on a Pin)

I knew there had to be some reason I got out of bed this morning - if only to bullshit my way through another day at the forum...

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Poster: William Tell Date: Nov 8, 2011 2:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Catch of the Day (and Asians on a Pin)

Is there really any other reason? My wife thinks I've lost sight of them...